Ensure your aquarium is in great condition with a helping hand from a Hanna Checker. The Hanna Checker bridges the gap between simple chemical test kits and professional instrumentation. Hanna Checkers are small, handheld photometers that provide higher result accuracy than typical chemical test kits.
Ideal for coral reef tanks, plus fresh and salt water aquariums. With its high accuracy and low level detection at the touch of a button - the Phosphate Checker is assisting marine and fresh water fish enthusiasts with the daily care of their tanks. The checker is supplied with reagents for 6 tests.
Phosphate directly inhibits calcification by corals and coralline algae - even at low levels. The health of plants in freshwater aquaria will also be impaired by raised levels of phosphate in the water. Phosphate naturally occurs as waste decomposes in coral reef, salt and fresh water aquariums. While it does not directly harm fish when levels are high, resulting green algae growth can deplete the oxygen levels in water. Corals can lose their colour due to the effects of brown algae. The optimum phosphate level - particularly for reef tanks - is often quoted as zero or 0.05 mg/L (ppm).
With its ability to register the presence of phosphate in salt and fresh water at extremely low levels, the new Hanna Phosphate Checker offers a real 'must-have' addition to the fish lover's equipment chest.
For phosphate levels from 0.00 to 2.50 ppm
Testing is quick and easy
High precision results - more accurate than chemical test kits
Auto shut-off feature means the Checker cannot be left on by mistake
Fully portable, fitting easily into both palm and pocket
Fits nicely into your palm or pocket
2 sample cuvettes
Starter pack of reagents x 6 (re-ordering information HI-713-25 x 25 tests)